The Victorian Government has announced incentives of up to $50,000 for the state’s top teachers to relocate to rural and regional schools, as part of a $45.2 million investment that aims to bridge the divide between student results in Melbourne and country Victoria.
Three teachers from rural Western Australia discuss their journey into teaching in a rural school.
Skilling, attracting and retaining teachers in rural, regional and remote schools is an ongoing challenge faced by many Australian communities. As Dr Philip Roberts from the University of Canberra explains, in order to overcome this issue, we must first change our preconceived ideas.
In a bid to address challenges facing students in regional Victoria, the Victorian Government has announced new plans that aim to bridge the divide between regional and metropolitan schools.
A cohort of school leaders from rural Victoria have begun a Master program at Flinders University in South Australia, which aims to empower rural and regional principals to overcome the challenges of their location and harness innovative opportunities to benefit their students.
As part of a new Closing the Gap initiative, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed plans for teachers to have their university debts waived if they commit to working in remote indigenous communities for four years or more.